No one has ever asked Izzy what she wants. She’s about to change all that…
In a house adept at sweeping problems under the carpet, seventeen-year-old Izzy feels silenced. As her safety grows uncertain, Izzy know three things for sure. She knows not to tell her mother that Jacob Mansfield has been threatening to spread those kinds of photos around college. She knows to quiet the grief that she’s been abandoned by her best friend Grace. And, seeing her mother conceal the truth of her stepdad’s control, Izzy also knows not to mention how her heart splinters and her stomach churns whenever he enters a room.
When the flimsy fabric of their life starts to unravel, Izzy and her mum must find their way out of the silence and use the power in their voices to rediscover their worth.
For fans of Sara Barnard, Louise O’Neill and E. Lockhart, The Sky is Mine is a powerful exploration of rape culture and domestic abuse, and a moving story of women learning to love themselves enough to demand to be heard.
My rating : 5/5
Let’s first start with the book cover, after reading the synopsis of the book and seeing the cover I knew that it will give the readers hope. The cover is both meaningful and beautiful.
Moving on to the writing, being a Law student I have constantly need to divide my time properly. Because if I don’t, I won’t be able to study and read for leisure at the same time. It’s hard sometimes reading a book that just does not give me a hook on reading it, being the writing is either complicated or dull. This is not the case with Amy Beashel’s debut book, as the writing was amazing. The Sky Is Mine writing was absolutely gripping and inspiring, it touched my heart. I understood and felt all the message that was written by the author.
Besides that, the plot was also another star because it was inspiring to see the main character, Izzy, becoming more stronger for herself and her mother. It was painful to read what Izzy and her mother had been through in their lives. However, it was deeply inspiring to see how they used their voices and find their ways to solve the problems they had. This story gave me hope that every problem can be solve with the right solution.
Furthermore, it was heart wrenching reading about the main character, Izzy. I felt her pain throughout reading The Sky Is Mine. All she wanted was to have a normal family. Most importantly, it was inspiring to see how Izzy changed in time by taking back control over her life. The author managed to write so many important dark topics. Which are rape culture, domestic abuse, toxic relationship, teen pregnancy and abortion. Women are said and seen to be fragile as we are physically weaker than men. This book inspires us, that we can overcome this problem. If someone is hurting you or making you uncomfortable, raise your voice and seek for help. The Sky Is Mine was also very helpful in putting contacts that can help readers reach out, if they are having trouble on rape culture and domestic abuse.
Lastly, the ending was what I wanted, it made me happy and even made me cry. Hence, Lizzy and her mother will be able to start a new and better life for both of them.
Also, below are some quotes that I love from The Sky Is Mine.
You deserve someone who’s not just going to accept you for who you are and everything that’s happened but someone who will love you all the more of it.
All those times I’ve gone with the flow instead of using my voice; how, at some point, it became lost property.
Overall, The Sky Is Mine is such an inspirational and a good read! I highly recommend this book, if you are looking for a read that covers a lot about important dark topics.
Thank you so much, Rock The Boat, for sending me this book!
This book will be available at all good bookstores on 6th February 2020!
Natasha (TheNatashaReads) ❤️